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# Power vs. Control

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Powernoun

(social) Ability to coerce, influence or control.

Controlverb

(transitive) To exercise influence over; to suggest or dictate the behavior of.

‘With a simple remote, he could control the toy truck.’;

Powernoun

(countable) Ability to affect or influence.

Controlverb

(construed with for) To design (an experiment) so that the effects of one or more variables are reduced or eliminated.

Powernoun

Control or coercion, particularly legal or political (jurisdiction).

Controlnoun

Influence or authority over something.

‘The government has complete control over the situation.’;

Powernoun

(metonymy) (chiefly in the plural) The people in charge of legal or political power, the government.

Controlnoun

A separate group or subject in an experiment against which the results are compared where the primary variable is low or non-existent.

Powernoun

(metonymy) An influential nation, company, or other such body.

Controlnoun

The method and means of governing the performance of any apparatus, machine or system, such as a lever, handle or button.

Powernoun

Effectiveness.

Controlnoun

Restraint or ability to contain one's movements or emotions, or self-control.

Powernoun

Physical force or strength.

‘He needed a lot of power to hit the ball out of the stadium.’;

Controlnoun

A security mechanism, policy, or procedure that can counter system attack, reduce risks, and resolve vulnerabilities; a safeguard or countermeasure.

Powernoun

Electricity or a supply of electricity.

‘After the pylons collapsed, this town was without power for a few days.’;

Controlnoun

(project management) A means of monitoring for, and triggering intervention in, activities that are not going according to plan.

Powernoun

A measure of the rate of doing work or transferring energy.

Controlnoun

A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or check another account or register.

Powernoun

The strength by which a lens or mirror magnifies an optical image.

‘We need a microscope with higher power.’;

Controlnoun

(graphical user interface) An interface element that a computer user interacts with, such as a window or a text box.

Powernoun

Any of the elementary forms or parts of machines: three primary (the lever, inclined plane, and pulley) and three secondary (the wheel-and-axle, wedge, and screw).

‘the mechanical powers’;

Controlnoun

(climatology) Any of the physical factors determining the climate of a place, such as latitude, distribution of land and water, altitude, exposure, prevailing winds, permanent high- or low-barometric-pressure areas, ocean currents, mountain barriers, soil, and vegetation.

Powernoun

(mathematics)

Controlnoun

(linguistics) A construction in which the understood subject of a given predicate is determined by an expression in context. See control.

Powernoun

A product of equal factors (and generalizations of this notion): $x^n$, read as "$x$ to the power of $n$" or the like, is called a power and denotes the product $x \times x \times \cdots \times x$, where $x$ appears $n$ times in the product; $x$ is called the base and $n$ the exponent.

Controlnoun

A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or check another account or register; a counter register.

Powernoun

(set theory) Cardinality.

Controlnoun

That which serves to check, restrain, or hinder; restraint.

Powernoun

(statistics) The probability that a statistical test will reject the null hypothesis when the alternative hypothesis is true.

Controlnoun

Power or authority to check or restrain; restraining or regulating influence; superintendence; government; as, children should be under parental control.

‘The House of Commons should exercise a control over all the departments of the executive administration.’;

Powernoun

In Christian angelology, an intermediate level of angels, ranked above archangels, but exact position varies by classification scheme.

Controlnoun

The complete apparatus used to control a mechanism or machine in operation, as a flying machine in flight;

Powerverb

(transitive) To provide power for (a mechanical or electronic device).

Controlnoun

Any of the physical factors determining the climate of any particular place, as latitude,distribution of land and water, altitude, exposure, prevailing winds, permanent high- or low-barometric-pressure areas, ocean currents, mountain barriers, soil, and vegetation.

Powerverb

(transitive) To hit or kick something forcefully.

Controlnoun

in research, an object or subject used in an experimental procedure, which is treated identically to the primary subject of the experiment, except for the omission of the specific treatment or conditions whose effect is being investigated. If the control is a group of living organisms, as is common in medical research, it is called the control group.

Powerverb

To enable or provide the impetus for.

Controlnoun

the part of an experimental procedure in which the controls{6} are subjected to the experimental conditions.

Impressive.

Controlnoun

the group of technical specialists exercising control by remote communications over a distant operation, such as a space flight; as, the American Mission Control for manned flights is located in Houston.

Powernoun

Same as Poor, the fish.

Controlverb

To check by a counter register or duplicate account; to prove by counter statements; to confute.

‘This report was controlled to be false.’;

Powernoun

Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent; the faculty of doing or performing something; capacity for action or performance; capability of producing an effect, whether physical or moral: potency; might; as, a man of great power; the power of capillary attraction; money gives power.

Controlverb

To exercise restraining or governing influence over; to check; to counteract; to restrain; to regulate; to govern; to overpower.

‘Give me a staff of honor for mine age,But not a scepter to control the world.’; ‘I feel my virtue struggling in my soul:But stronger passion does its power control.’;

Powernoun

Ability, regarded as put forth or exerted; strength, force, or energy in action; as, the power of steam in moving an engine; the power of truth, or of argument, in producing conviction; the power of enthusiasm.

Controlverb

to assure the validity of an experimental procedure by using a control{7}.

Powernoun

Capacity of undergoing or suffering; fitness to be acted upon; susceptibility; - called also passive power; as, great power of endurance.

‘Power, then, is active and passive; faculty is active power or capacity; capacity is passive power.’;

Controlnoun

power to direct or determine;

‘under control’;

Powernoun

The exercise of a faculty; the employment of strength; the exercise of any kind of control; influence; dominion; sway; command; government.

‘Power is no blessing in itself but when it is employed to protect the innocent.’;

Controlnoun

a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another;

‘measures for the control of disease’; ‘they instituted controls over drinking on campus’;

Powernoun

The agent exercising an ability to act; an individual invested with authority; an institution, or government, which exercises control; as, the great powers of Europe; hence, often, a superhuman agent; a spirit; a divinity.

‘And the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.’;

Controlnoun

(physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc;

‘the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired’; ‘he had lost control of his sphincters’;

Powernoun

A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host.

‘Never such a power . . . Was levied in the body of a land.’;

Controlnoun

a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment;

‘the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw’;

Powernoun

A large quantity; a great number; as, a power o good things.

Controlnoun

the activity of managing or exerting control over something;

‘the control of the mob by the police was admirable’;

Powernoun

The rate at which mechanical energy is exerted or mechanical work performed, as by an engine or other machine, or an animal, working continuously; as, an engine of twenty horse power.

Controlnoun

the state that exists when one person or group has power over another;

‘her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her’;

Powernoun

A mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand power, etc.

Controlnoun

discipline in personal and social activities;

‘he was a model of polite restraint’; ‘she never lost control of herself’;

Powernoun

The product arising from the multiplication of a number into itself; as, a square is the second power, and a cube is third power, of a number.

Controlnoun

great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity;

‘a good command of French’;

Powernoun

A machine acted upon by an animal, and serving as a motor to drive other machinery; as, a dog power.

Controlnoun

the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.;

‘they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls’;

Powernoun

Mental or moral ability to act; one of the faculties which are possessed by the mind or soul; as, the power of thinking, reasoning, judging, willing, fearing, hoping, etc.

‘The guiltiness of my mind, the sudden surprise of my powers, drove the grossness . . . into a received belief.’;

Controlnoun

a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine;

‘the speed control on his turntable was not working properly’; ‘I turned the controls over to her’;

Powernoun

The degree to which a lens, mirror, or any optical instrument, magnifies; in the telescope, and usually in the microscope, the number of times it multiplies, or augments, the apparent diameter of an object; sometimes, in microscopes, the number of times it multiplies the apparent surface.

Controlnoun

a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance

Powernoun

An authority enabling a person to dispose of an interest vested either in himself or in another person; ownership by appointment.

Controlverb

exercise authoritative control or power over;

‘control the budget’; ‘Command the military forces’;

Powernoun

Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the business was referred to a committee with power.

Controlverb

lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits;

Powernoun

possession of controlling influence;

‘the deterrent power of nuclear weapons’; ‘the power of his love saved her’; ‘his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade’;

Controlverb

handle and cause to function;

‘do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol’; ‘control the lever’;

Powernoun

(physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

Controlverb

control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage;

‘She manipulates her boss’; ‘She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up’; ‘The teacher knew how to keep the class in line’; ‘she keeps in line’;

Powernoun

possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done;

‘danger heightened his powers of discrimination’;

Controlverb

verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments;

‘Are you controlling for the temperature?’;

Powernoun

a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world

Controlverb

verify by using a duplicate register for comparison;

‘control an account’;

Powernoun

(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power;

‘being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage’; ‘during his first year in office’; ‘during his first year in power’; ‘the power of the president’;

Controlverb

be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;

‘He verified that the valves were closed’; ‘See that the curtains are closed’; ‘control the quality of the product’;

Powernoun

one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority;

‘the mysterious presence of an evil power’; ‘may the force be with you’; ‘the forces of evil’;

Controlverb

have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of;

‘Do you control these data?’;

Powernoun

physical strength

Controlnoun

the power to influence or direct people's behaviour or the course of events

‘the whole operation is under the control of a production manager’; ‘the situation was slipping out of her control’;

Powernoun

a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself

Controlnoun

the ability to manage a machine, vehicle, or other moving object

‘he lost control of his car’; ‘improve your ball control’;

Powernoun

a very wealthy or powerful businessman;

‘an oil baron’;

Controlnoun

the restriction of an activity, tendency, or phenomenon

‘crime control’;

Powerverb

supply the force or power for the functioning of;

‘The gasoline powers the engines’;

Controlnoun

the ability to restrain one's own emotions or actions

Powernoun

the ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way

‘his powers of concentration’; ‘the power of speech’; ‘I will do everything in my power to help you’;

Controlnoun

a means of limiting or regulating something

‘growing controls on local spending’;

Powernoun

the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behaviour of others or the course of events

‘she had me in her power’; ‘a political process that offers people power over their own lives’;

Controlnoun

a switch or other device by which a device or vehicle is regulated

‘he had the chance to take the controls and fly the glider’; ‘the volume control’;

Powernoun

political or social authority or control, especially that exercised by a government

‘the party had been in power for eight years’;

Controlnoun

the place from which a system or activity is directed or where a particular item is verified

‘passport control’;

Powernoun

authority that is given or delegated to a person or body

‘police do not have the power to stop and search’;

Controlnoun

short for control key

‘note that Control plus various keys on the numeric keypad will move you around the text’;

Powernoun

the military strength of a state

‘the sea power of Venice’;

Controlnoun

a person or thing used as a standard of comparison for checking the results of a survey or experiment

‘platelet activity was higher in patients with the disease than in the controls’;

Powernoun

a state or country, especially one viewed in terms of its international influence and military strength

‘a great colonial power’;

Controlnoun

a member of an intelligence organization who personally directs the activities of a spy

‘he sat with his KGB control as the details of his new assignment were explained’;

Powernoun

a person or organization that is strong or influential within a particular context

‘he was a power in the university’;

Controlnoun

a high card that will prevent the opponents from establishing a particular suit

‘he has controls in both minor suits’;

Powernoun

a supernatural being, deity, or force

‘the powers of darkness’;

Controlverb

determine the behaviour or supervise the running of

‘he was appointed to control the company's marketing strategy’;

Powernoun

(in traditional Christian angelology) the sixth-highest order of the ninefold celestial hierarchy.

Controlverb

maintain influence or authority over

‘there were never enough masters to control the unruly mobs of boys’;

Powernoun

denoting something associated with people who hold authority and influence, especially in the context of business or politics

‘a red power tie’;

Controlverb

limit the level, intensity, or numbers of

‘he had to control his temper’;

Powernoun

used in the names of movements aiming to enhance the status of a specified group

‘gay power’;

Controlverb

remain calm and reasonable despite provocation

‘her eyes flashed angrily, but she made an effort to control herself’;

Powernoun

physical strength and force exerted by something or someone

‘the lyrical power of his prose’; ‘the power of the storm’;

Controlverb

regulate (a mechanical or scientific process)

‘the airflow is controlled by a fan’;

Powernoun

capacity or performance of an engine or other device

‘a surge of power from the engine’;

Controlverb

take into account (an extraneous factor that might affect the results of an experiment)

‘no attempt was made to control for variations’;

Powernoun

denoting a sports player, team, or style of play that makes use of power rather than finesse

‘a power pitcher’;

Powernoun

the magnifying capacity of a lens.

Powernoun

energy that is produced by mechanical, electrical, or other means and used to operate a device

‘generating power from waste’; ‘power cables’;

Powernoun

electrical energy supplied to an area, building, etc.

‘30,000 homes were left without power’;

Powernoun

driven by electrical energy

‘a power drill’;

Powernoun

the rate of doing work, measured in watts or less frequently horse power.

Powernoun

the product obtained when a number is multiplied by itself a certain number of times

‘2 to the power of 4 equals 16’;

Powernoun

a large number or amount of something

‘there's a power of difference between farming now and when I was a lad’;

Powerverb

supply (a device) with mechanical or electrical energy

‘a nuclear-powered submarine’; ‘the car is powered by a fuel-injected 3.0-litre engine’;

Powerverb

switch a device on or off

‘the officer powered up the fighter's radar’;

Powerverb

move or travel with great speed or force

‘he powered round a bend’;

Powerverb

direct (something, especially a ball) with great force

‘Nicholas powered a header into the net’;